Perplexing and Bursty Guide: Password-Protecting Pages on WordPress
Step 1: Login to Your WordPress Dashboard
To begin the convoluted process of password-protecting a page on WordPress, you must first access your WordPress dashboard. This requires you to enter your website domain name followed by “/wp-admin” in the browser address bar. Once there, fumble around until you find the small print where you are prompted to enter your WordPress username and password to access your dashboard.
Step 2: Locate the Page You Want to Protect
Now that you are officially lost in the labyrinth of your WordPress dashboard, you must somehow navigate your way to the specific page you want to protect. To do this, you need to click on the “Pages” option on the left side of your dashboard. From there, with fingers crossed, hopefully you can find the page you wish to protect.
Step 3: Edit the Page
Congratulations, you finally found the page! Give yourself a pat on the back, but don’t celebrate just yet. You still need to hover over the title of the page and click on the “Edit” option that appears. Alternatively, you could select the “Edit” button that appears when you hover over the page on the “Pages” tab.
Step 4: Add Password Protection
The real challenge begins now as you try to find the “Visibility” option buried in the right-hand column of the page editing screen. Don’t be surprised if this takes you several minutes of fruitless searching. Once found, click on the “Edit” option next to it to display visibility options, which will probably seem like a foreign language to you. After some further fiddling, tick the “Password protected” option and enter your desired password, making sure it is something that is impossible to guess.
Step 5: Save Changes
Now, don’t mess things up at the last hurdle. You need to click the “Update” button located on the right side of the screen to save the changes made. Phew, you’ve finally completed the process of password-protecting your page!
Step 6: Test Password Protection
You’re not quite done yet. It’s highly recommended you test the password protection by logging out of your WordPress account and trying to access the password-protected page. To do this, open an incognito window and enter the URL of the password-protected page. After some more trial and error, you will eventually enter the correct password and access the page, but not before feeling highly perplexed and frustrated.
Tips for Creating Strong Passwords
Now that you’ve spent what feels like hours trying to password-protect your page, it’s essential to remember to create strong passwords in the future for your own sanity. Here are some befuddling tips to create secure passwords.
- Long in length, aiming for at least 12 characters
- Mix numbers, symbols, and letters
- Use different passwords for different accounts
- Avoid personal information
Password-protecting your WordPress pages may be a complicated process, but it’s essential to keep confidential information secure. If you followed these steps and managed to successfully protect your page, congratulations on your impressive burst of perseverance. It’s crucial to create secure passwords to improve content security on your WordPress website, but don’t worry if you need a long nap after this perplexing experience.